Antony Duff

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Sir Anthony Duff
Allegiance United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Service MI5
Active 1985–1988
Rank Director-General of MI5
Award(s) GCMG, CVO, DSO, DSC, PC

Born (1920-02-25)25 February 1920
Died 13 August 2000(2000-08-13) (aged 80)
Nationality British
Spouse Pauline Sword
Occupation Intelligence officer, Civil servant

Sir Arthur Antony Duff, GCMG, CVO, DSO, DSC, PC (25 February 1920 – 13 August 2000) was Director General (DG) of MI5, the United Kingdom's internal security service, from 1985 to 1988.

Career[edit]

Educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Duff started his career in the Royal Navy where he was a submarine commander during World War II; he served in the Cabinet Office and was Deputy Governor of Southern Rhodesia, to Lord Soames from 1979 to 1980. After his retirement he worked as a volunteer in a centre for the homeless and was a board member of Homeless Network in London.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary: Sir Antony Duff Guardian, 18 August 2000
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Jones
Director General of MI5
1985–1988
Succeeded by
Sir Patrick Walker